The Public Theater: Keeping The (Virtual) Doors Open

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By Hernán Rozemberg SAN ANTONIO — About a year ago with the advent of the coronavirus pandemic in our community, Jeff Morden and staff were gearing up for their seventh performance of the year. It was one of The Public Theater of San Antonio’s large-scale musical productions, with a staff of three dozen artists and backstage crew. But…

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West Side Families Count On Good Neighbors During Pandemic

Mari Lopez, left, hands a free lunch to a walk-up at House of Neighborly Services Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. HNS is using extra safety protocols for the safe handling and delivery of food to needy neighbors.

House of Neighborly Service Still Strong After 100+ Years Even with restrictions gradually lifting on being out and about during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Estela Trujillo feels quite jittery about heading out of the house. As an older adult, she knows that unfortunately she’s in the primary target demographic for the dangerous virus. She does…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Boosts Local Nonprofits With $13M Infusion

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San Antonio non-profit organizations helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic have received $13.4 million in the last five months, thanks to the generosity of donors working with the San Antonio Area Foundation. The Area Foundation has helped numerous charitable organizations, foundations and individual donors offer a swift response to the coronavirus outbreak by supporting…

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COVID-19 Response Fund Grows by $1 million to $6.3 million


More than 160 nonprofits already awarded in less than two months. Two major gifts have maintained the viability and growth of the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $6.3 million. The H. E. Butt Foundation pledged an additional $500,000, bringing their total commitment to $1 million. Additionally, The Humana Foundation joined the effort with…

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$1 Million Challenge Grant Brings COVID-19 Response Fund to $5.3 Million

$500,000 each from Harvey Najim, John L. Santikos Fund boosts fund’s support to nonprofits. Two new $500,000 donations have given a significant boost to the COVID-19 Response Fund, bringing funds donated to help San Antonians to $5.3 million. A $500,000 challenge grant from San Antonio philanthropist Harvey Najim last week spurred the John L. Santikos Fund…

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San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Award First Grants from the COVID-19 Response Fund

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First wave of funding awarded to support local nonprofits serving economically vulnerable; new fund partners added to increase fund to over $2.8M. Rose Gatica, a resident at one of Merced Housing’s local affordable housing communities that includes social services supports, is relying on the nonprofit’s care during this difficult time. Rosa shared, “Miss DeeAnn [Merced Housing’s…

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San Antonio Area Foundation, United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County and Multiple Partners Unveil COVID-19 Response Fund

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Fundraising efforts continue as over $2.7 million is already secured to support local nonprofits serving economically vulnerable. The city’s nonprofit organizations are on the front lines of serving those hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. To support their efforts, the San Antonio Area Foundation has teamed up with John L. Santikos Charitable Foundation, United Way of San Antonio and…

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Area Foundation Offices Closed, Staff Remain Available for Needs

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Safety and security of the community drives the decision to close offices and Wells Center to the general public; slowing the spread of the coronavirus paramount to decision. In light of the current CDC and Texas public health recommendations surrounding COVID-19, the Area Foundation has asked its employees to conduct day-to-day work activities from home. However, staff remain…

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